Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

John Cabot University and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) are pleased to announce the Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.

The course will be held at JCU from April 3 through 7, 2017.

Application deadline: 21 March 2017

Transnational organized crime and terrorism represent two of the most complex threats facing the international community today. When analyzing the nexus between terror and crime, the distinction between these concepts becomes blurred, and can at times converge − investigating and understanding this link may assist in the implementation of informed national and international legal standards in the fight against criminal and terrorist networks.

UNICRI Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

A Chadian UN peacekeepers stands near a wall hit by a mortar during the visit of Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous to the site of the suicide attack that killed two UN peacekeepers from Chad on November 23 in Tessalit, North of Mali. Photo MINUSMA/Marco Dormino

With these considerations in mind, UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, will deliver a one-week intensive course on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism with the goal of shedding light on their potential nexus. This Spring School combines theory-based lectures with roundtable discussions, challenging case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty is composed of leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, as well as international legal experts from the United Nations system, international and non-governmental organizations, and civil society.

In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts, and build lasting professional relationships with peers from around the world. This intensive experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of two of the most salient issues faced by the international community.

How to apply